A ridge lies over the North Island today while a northwesterly airflow builds over the south.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny with light south to southeasterly winds, tending a little more southwesterly in the afternoon especially in the west.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mainly sunny day with light winds tending west to southwest in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with gentle southerly breezes, some cloud hangs about Gisborne northwards for much of the day bringing the odd shower which clears in the evening.
Sunny with northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with light winds tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Mostly sunny with east to northeasterly winds, breezy in the afternoon near the coast. Light winds inland about the foothills.
Sunny areas and increasing cloud with westerly winds, the odd light shower moves into Fiordland during the afternoon.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, west to northwesterly winds for most although tending more northeast about the Otago coastline.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz